EP8122 - Materialstrømanalyse, ressurser og resirkulering, PhD

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Vurderingsordning: Muntlig eksamen
Karakter: Bestått/Ikke bestått

Vurderingsform Vekting Varighet Hjelpemidler Delkarakter
Muntlig eksamen 100/100 45 minutter D

Faglig innhold

The course provides an introduction into the analysis, evaluation, and design of the anthropogenic metabolism on various scales (companies, cities, countries, world). The students will learn how to use MFA in order to anticipate changes in resource demand and emissions, to interpret these changes in terms of consequences for the environment, resource security, employment, or geopolitical conditions, and to identify opportunities for changing the system in a desired direction. The methodological elements of the course include: i) terminology, system definition, and indicator selection; ii) mathematical representation of systems; iii) mathematical representation of uncertainty, sensitivity analysis, and data reconciliation; iv) dynamic modeling; v) introduction to and application of various software for MFA modeling. The methodology lectures are supplemented by background lectures, which include practical examples of MFAs. In the exercises, the students will employ the tools and methodologies in practical examples related to the main human activities (to nourish, to clean, to transport and communicate, to reside and work). The lectures will contain interactive elements with short discussions.


- the students have acquired the necessary conceptual frameworks and practical skills
- to explain the role of key substances and materials in today’s societal metabolism and their potential interactions with the environment.

- to define MFA systems that are adequate to reflect on practical problems and potential solutions (including potential side effects);
- to identify key drivers of MFA systems, and to describe a system as a mathematical model in order to test the impact of data uncertainties and to develop simple scenarios (forecasting, backcasting, analyzing implications of possible interventions);
- to point out and reflect on strengths, limitations, and specific areas of application of different MFAs (including other industrial ecology tools that build on them).

General competence;
- to interpret the results in terms of their policy implications (e.g., judge the effectiveness of different interventions).

Læringsformer og aktiviteter

Lectures and exercises. The course will be taught in English. If there is a re-sit examination, the examination form may be changed from written to oral. The course is linked to the Masters course TEP4285. For å få bestått i emnet kreves det en score på minimum 70 prosent (70 av 100 poeng).

Obligatoriske aktiviteter

  • Øvinger

Spesielle vilkår

Vurderingsmelding krever godkjent undervisningsmelding samme semester. Obligatorisk aktivitet fra tidligere semester kan godkjennes av instituttet.


Ingen spesielle.


Practical Handbook of Material Flow Analysis (Brunner & Rechberger, 2004) samt annet utvalgt materiell og programvare.

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Versjon: 1
Studiepoeng:  7.5 SP
Studienivå: Doktorgrads nivå


Termin nr.: 1
Undervises:  HØST 2020

Forelesningstimer: 3
Øvingstimer: 2
Fordypningstimer: 7

Termin nr.: 1
Undervises:  VÅR 2021

Forelesningstimer: 3
Øvingstimer: 2
Fordypningstimer: 7

Undervisningsspråk: Engelsk

Sted: Trondheim

  • Industriell økologi
  • Teknologiske fag
Emneansvarlig/koordinator: Faglærer(e):

Ansvarlig enhet
Institutt for energi- og prosessteknikk



Vurderingsordning: Muntlig eksamen

Termin Statuskode Vurderings-form Vekting Hjelpemidler Dato Tid Digital eksamen Rom *
Høst ORD Muntlig eksamen 100/100 D 11.12.2020 08:00
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Vår ORD Muntlig eksamen 100/100 D
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